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Tragic car accident kills many camels in Ethiopia

Tigrai Online July. 09, 2009

Tragic car accident kills many camels in Ethiopia, top front view
A Tragic car accident kills many camels in Ethiopia on the Addis Ababa Deredaw road

Tragic car accident kills many camels in Ethiopia, front view
A Tragic car accident kills many camels in Ethiopia on the Addis Ababa Deredaw road

Tragic car accident kills many camels in Ethiopia, side front view
A Tragic car accident kills many camels in Ethiopia on the Addis Ababa Deredaw road

Tragic car accident kills many camels in Ethiopia, right side view
A Tragic car accident kills many camels in Ethiopia on the Addis Ababa Deredaw road

In a very tragic and sad accident, an Ethiopian track driver run over many camels killing almost all of them. It is very difficult to imagine what the driver was doing and how can it happen in the way it did. As you can see in the above photos, there are more than twenty dead camels. The first thing that came to mind is it could have been people. How come the driver didn't try to stop after hitting a couple of them? It looks like he kept driving killing all of them.

What a horrible sight it actually hurts to see these many dead animals. My guess is the driver was drank or he was under the influence of something.

This is a great loss to the owners of these camels who most likely don't have insurance to replace them. Camels are very expensive and they are excellent resources of income in Ethiopia.